Sunday, March 1, 2015









In the last blog I wrote about CATHERINE and this time I will write about ANN OR ANNIE as she is mentioned in census and death records.


I will start with her obituary notice in the San Francisco Chronicle dated 26 August 1941


SLYTER – In this city, August 25, 1941, Annie J. Mulreany, beloved wife of the late Byron J. Slyter, loving mother of Elizabeth Slyter and Mrs. Alice Gibbons daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Mulreany, sister of Mrs. Nellie Schweitzer, Mrs. Bessie Tamony and the late James Mulreany.  Catherine Powers and Mollie Roberson.


Friends are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday at 9 am from McAvoy, OHara Co. Market street near Church thence to St. Anthony’s Church where requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am Interment   Holy Cross Cemetery



I know starting with end of her life is a little strange but this obituary gave me the clues to search for ANNIE in the census after she left the home of her parents GEORGE and ELIZABETH MULRANEY.  ANNIE is in the 1900 and 1910 census at 2118 Bryant St., San Francisco, with her parents and sisters and brother.


This 1900 California Census indicates her birth was in March of 1882 and she was born in California. 



1900 California Census – Mulraney Family




1910 California Census – Mulraney Family


In 1920 ANNIE’S father and mother had died so I had to look for her by herself or married.  Until I found the obituary listing her husband’s name I hadn’t found her.  Now I have her in the 1920 census with her husband, BYRON SLYTER and two daughters ELIZABETH born about 1918 and ALICE born in 1919. They are living on Cobridge Street in San Francisco.



I also found the World War 1 Draft Registration for            BYRON SLYTER dated 11 September 1918 which indicates he is married to ANNIE. This document now narrows down when ANNIE and BYRON SLYTER married, sometime between 1910 and 1918.





ANNIE is listed in the 1930 census with her husband and children still living in San Francisco but at 93 Justin Street. 


ANNIE’S husband BRYON SLYTER died 28 February 1939 according to the


Byron J Slyter
Birth Year:
abt 1882
Death Date:
28 Feb 1939
Age at Death:
Death Place:
San Francisco, California, USA


ANNIE is in the 1940 California Census still living at 93 Justin Street with her two daughters, ELIZABETH and ANNIE both single.


I found that ANNIE died 25 August 1941 from the California Death Index and also from her obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle.


At the time of her death, as indicated in the obituary, ANNIE’S daughter ELIZABETH has not married. Her other daughter is listed as MRS. ALICE GIBBONS.  I researched this daughter and found a marriage record for her to a MYLOW PATTERSON.






I never found a marriage record for ALICE and someone named Gibbons.  I did find a divorce record for an ALICE GIBBONS and a WILLIAM GIBBONS filed 20 July 1943 and granted 28 July 1943 in San Francisco.  If this is the right ALICE, she was married sometime between the 1940 census taken in April 1940 and this divorce in July 1943.  This might explain why she went back to using her maiden name.

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